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    Instructional DVD

    I'm looking for a program that will capture screen images, mouse movements and allow me to create and instructional DVD or store on my computer as an exe file. Suggestions would be welcome

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    Re: Instructional DVD

    I don't know of any that create self-running EXE files, but I have been quite impressed with these ones:

    Powerbullet Presenter - Create animated Flash-Presentations, both <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware and Plus versions available.
    (Note - <img src=/S/new.gif border=0 alt=new width=35 height=15> "You can also create a self-running show, specifying delays on each page, or you can link the timing to the sound attached to each page.")

    Wink - my favourite. Also <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware for business or personal use.

    CamStudio 2.1 - Records screen activity for use in software demonstrations <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware.
    I used this before the ones above were around. Also pretty good from memory.

    Alan

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    Re: Instructional DVD

    Camtasia is often used for this and it's a great program (I know many who use this as well as their must have SnagIt screen capture) http://www.techsmith.com/

    Deb

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    Re: Instructional DVD

    Thank you both. Have downloaded programs and will play, but these seen to be what I want. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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    Re: Instructional DVD

    Just stumbled onto another. Haven't tried this though:

    Theatre v 3.2 Win95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP 1.42 Mb 28/02/04
    Theatre is a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware presentation program (like powerpoint or keynotes). However it's not quite the same. Theatre offers a lot of extra, interesting features:- a Virtual piece of Chalk (but without the noise! ;-))- Movement Preservations (ideal for diagrams!)- Zoom-functions and image correction- Runtime Text Editor (ideal for teachers who like to pay attention to spelling!)- Automatic Transition Management- Blackboard-like green background color (lowers stress)- Sheet-book printing and export functions.

    Alan

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    Re: Instructional DVD

    One of the originals is the awkwardly named ViewletBuilder from Qarbon. It works by assembling and animating static screen shots. The company also has a screen recorder type product, ViewletCam. Both generate their output as Flash; I'm not sure whether they can be compiled down to stand-alone EXEs. I've tested these products at various times, and both worked reasonably well, but my needs are too limited to take the plunge.

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